A fugitive scuffled with and injured a Sumner County Sheriff's Department (SCSD) deputy in an incident that took place last Thursday afternoon in Oak Grove.

According to Chief Deputy Aaron Pickard with the SCSD, police had been tipped off at approximately 3:15 p.m. by a woman named Johnetta Whittemore that her nephew, Dustin Andrews, 25, of 2079 Jimtown Road in Lafayette, would soon be arriving at the Oak Grove General Store parking lot in a black SUV.

Deputy Dennis Goins arrived and pulled up behind where Whittemore was pumping gas. Goins then encountered Andrews and put one handcuff on him as he tried to remove him from the car to arrest him.

At that point, Andrews struck the officer and hit him with the car door as a fight between the two ensued. Andrews escaped the deputy's hold and threw Goins to the ground, causing him to suffer a cut and other injuries on his right hand, according to the police report. Andrews still had one handcuff around his wrist when he escaped.

A couple of witnesses nearby, Pat Crowder and Ted Waterhouse, said that they saw the incident and the deputy thrown to the ground. They then said they saw Andrews running toward them at the Oak Grove Feed Store, which is located directly behind the Oak Grove General Store.

They yelled multiple times for Andrews to get on the ground. Waterhouse had a pistol in his possession and was starting to pursue the suspect before losing track of him as Andrews ran toward another business.

Crowder and Waterhouse then went to check on Goins as Andrews escaped. EMS arrived to tend to Goins. He later went to a clinic in Hendersonville to treat his injuries, which turned out to be minor.

Andrews began going down Dobbins Pike, also known as Highway 174, on foot.

The Sumner County Sheriff's Department, with assistance from the Gallatin Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol, canvased the area in an attempt to locate Andrews.

Several hours later, Andrews was found and brought into custody.

Andrews was charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and evading arrest in the incident. His bond was set at $50,000, with a court date scheduled for March 18 in Sumner County General Sessions Court.

Andrews had a warrant out of Macon County for theft and a violation of the sex offender registry. There was also a warrant on Andrews from Montgomery County for a probation violation. The original charge in the probation violation was attempted aggravated sexual battery.